Saturday, January 09, 2010

District 12 Dialogue Schedule for 2010

Editor's note: I have long said that any Metro Councilperson that refuses to hold these District meetings is slighting his/her constituents. These meetings are an opportunity to get things done and have your voice heard by the ones who help turn the wheels. Thanks again to District 12 CM Blackwell for having the guts and good sense to put on the District Dialogues as well as the weekend coffee's for the voters he represents. - BT

Blackwell announces 2010 District 12 Dialogue schedule

Events highlight efforts to bring government to the District

Louisville – Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell has announced the 2010 District 12 Dialogue schedule with the first meeting set for Tuesday, January 19th at Shacklette Elementary School.

“Since I first began representing this District, I promised to bring government to the people,” says Blackwell. “The Dialogues have proven to be an effective way of informing people how various departments of Metro Government work.”

Representatives of the Louisville Better Business Bureau will be on hand to talk about consumer issues and how to file complaints against unscrupulous businesses. It is a chance to ask questions about how the BBB works to help consumers.

The January District 12 Dialogue begins at 7:00pm. Shacklette Elementary is located at 5310 Mercury Drive.

The schedule for the 2010 District 12 Dialogues is below:

February 16th
LMPD Chief Robert White
Kerrick Elementary School
2210 Upper Hunters Trace

March 16th
Ted Pullen, Metro Public Works Director
Greenwood Elementary School
5801 Greenwood Road

April 20th
The Mayoral Candidates
Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway

May 18th
Mayor’s Community Conversation
Butler High School
2222Crums Lane

June 15th
Mike O’Connell. Jefferson County Attorney
Conway Middle School
6300 Terry Road

July 20th
David Karem, Waterfront Development Corporation
Incarnation Catholic Church
2229 Lower Hunters Trace

August 17th
Congressman John Yarmuth’s Office
Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway

September 21st
Tony Lindauer, Jefferson County PVA
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
1925 Lewiston Drive

October 19th
State Representatives and Senators
Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway

November 16th
Col. John Aubrey, Jefferson County Sheriff
Hillview Baptist Church
5319 Dixie Highway

“I want to encourage everyone to come out and learn more about these agencies and talk with these public officials,” says Blackwell. “It is also a chance for citizens to let us know about something that may need attention in the District.”

To learn more about the District 12 Dialogues, contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Tuesday's Southwest Headlines

- PRP Fire Captain gets wrist-slap for acting like Klansman. LINK

-YMCA may take over Otter Creek Park. LINK

- Update on status of now-closed Kenwood Drive-In. LINK